Monday, March 09, 2009

And if that wasn't enough...

I sewed another one! I had the pieces for these cut out ahead of time so that's why I could whiz through them relatively fast (for me, anyway), and I wanted to use this cool flame fabric to make a pouch for J. I told him to bring it to work with a bunch of my business cards and leave it out where people can see it. Get me some business, J.! Yeah, I hope. But this was really a big improvement over the last one. I did have to pick out stitches, but only once. And the shape is more square, the zipper closes better, and how cool is that orange zipper? You can see in the corner of one photo that I have more of that flame fabric. I think I'll make one more of these and put that as the first pouch for sale in my Artfire shop. Everyone likes a pouch.

I hope my Mom is not reading this, she might faint if she sees I sewed not one, but two zippers in one day. With a headache! It took my mind off the pain. She's probably thinking "Are you really my child?" because she does not enjoy sewing, to put it mildly.

I used a really good tutorial for making these that I got off Etsy, from seller whatsewever. She has oodles of pictures and if I could finally figure it out, you can. I mean, I was frightened by zippers. Now I have conquered them. To celebrate, after I went to my headache doctor appt. (and got a headahce from sitting in the waiting room for 40 minutes), I stopped at a thrift store on the way home and bought a bag of zippers. Ha! Now I'm thinking I can make longer pouches, maybe for pens or pencils. and put applique on the outside. I have oodles of weird iron-ons. Ooh, so many new crafts to make, so little time!!!

Plus, this weekend I cut enough pieces to make 6 more sets of quilted coasters, in three new and different fabrics. Well, six, really, because they are reversible, and I didn't want boring stuff on the "back." One has cupcakes, and two are asian-themed. That's all I'm saying right now.


Chris said...

Oh, Carrie! This is so CUTE! I am going to have to get one of these, too. I love the fabric. And I always need pen and pencil pouches. The only thing is, I don't want to mark up the inside fabric, so sometimes I use them for something else.

I hope your pain is gone...?

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Ces said...

This one turned out perfectly. Now the Chinese have competition!